Fuji 23mm and pancake coming soon ?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Wolf, Feb 1, 2013.

  1. Wolf

    Wolf New to FujiXspot

    Feb 1, 2013
  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs FujiXspot Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Near Philadephila
    The "pancake" is a 27mm f2.8, or about a 40mm equivalent. The 23mm will be f1.4 and I'm willing to bet quite large, certainly no pancake. The 23 is the one I'm interested in.

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  3. Armanius

    Armanius FujiXspot Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    According to the mock-ups, the 23/1.4 is not a pancake. Seems to be about the same size as the 14/2.8.
  4. Korn_2956

    Korn_2956 New to FujiXspot

    Feb 1, 2013
    Think he meant two different lenses. 23mm AND pancake
  5. Josh

    Josh New to FujiXspot

    Feb 2, 2013
    Metro Manila
    But, keep in mind, according to the road-map, the 14mm should have dropped in Q4 2012 as well. :D And we're only just getting it now.

    The road map promises 5 new lenses on '13 - but I have a feeling we'll likely only get 2-3, at best. The question is, which two? Personally, I'd prefer the 23/27 then maybe the 10-24.

    I was disappointed that Fuji pushed the 14mm in favor of the 18-55 last year, which I thought was a big mistake. But it seems I was proven wrong, here in Manila alone, I think Fuji sales must have doubled with the release of the 18-55 kits. So, I guess that depends on what Fuji's market research tells them. (I'm guessing it'll be 23/56/27) But I'm still hoping it's the 23 first, followed by the 27 though, LOL.
  6. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jan 31, 2013
    Melbourne, Australia
    Likewise, I read in an interview with Kayce Baker (director of marketing for professional digital cameras at Fujifilm North America) done by IR that the 23mm will be expected towards the end of 2013 to early 2014 :(
  7. flysurfer

    flysurfer X-Pert

    Feb 1, 2013
    Rico Pfirstinger
    Pancake: summer 2013.
    23mm: fall 2013.
    56mm: winter 2013.
    wa-zoom: winter 2013.
  8. Steve B.

    Steve B. FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 2, 2013
    I will definitely be getting the 27mm. I have a 40mm Voigtlander I use on my D700. I really like the focal length.
  9. Biro

    Biro Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 1, 2013
    Jersey Shore
    I love the 40mm (eqivalent) focal length as well. But I didn't know it until I became involved with micro four thirds and picked up the Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. That is my most-used lens with that system. I don't know why that came as a surprise since I preferred 35mm over 50mm in the film days.